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Economics: Useful Websites

This Guide contains basic economics resources in the library, in library databases and on outside Websites.

Statistics Information and Country Profiles

United States

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - "the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy." The site provides statistics on consumer prices, unemployment, earnings, and much more.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis - provides data on national and international economic topics.
  • Economagic - this site has lots of U.S. sites listed, plus some international.
  • FRED - a Federal Reserve database that features statistics from more than 80 federal and commercial data providers.
  • SEC EDGAR - search for corporate regulatory filings (annual and quarterly reports) as well as mutual fund filings.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States - a TMCC subscription database that provides statistics on everything from population to business to health and education. Includes lots of business and economic data.


  • Country Profiles - this data consists of various economic and social indicators tracked by the World Bank.
  • Doing Business - detailed books on business regulations in 189 countries (annual).
  • Enterprise Surveys - these reports compare performance and business environment indicators across various countries.
  • International Monetary Fund - this organization has lots of statistics for different countries. See broad series of data or select a specific country.
  • Our World In Data - an incredibly rich site with charts on everything from demographics to health to food and agriculture to poverty statistics.
  • United Nations Statistical Yearbook - a large collection of economic and social data (data is somewhat dated).
  • World Bank - the World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The organization "is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. "

For more statistics sources, please see the Statistics Sources Research Guide.

Other Useful Sites

Business Plans

Other Sites